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Boklansering og fagseminar: Fri scenekunst i praksis, 8. juni


Invitasjon til boklansering og fagseminar om den frie scenekunstens utvikling i Norge på 2000-tallet

Kulturrådet har gleden av å invitere til fagseminar og lansering av boka Fri scenekunst i praksis. Utviklingen av fri scenekunst i Norge på 2000-tallet, mandag 8. juni kl. 13.00 på Litteraturhuset i Oslo. Boka er skrevet av teaterviter og scenkunstkonsulent i Kulturrådet, Melanie Fieldseth.

Fri scenekunst i praksis tar for seg den frie scenekunsten i Norge fra 2000 og frem til i dag. Gjennom beskrivelser av ulike kunstneriske praksiser, uttrykk og omgivelser for scenekunst viser forfatteren sentrale trekk ved samtidens scenekunst, hvilke erfaringer aktørene bringer med seg i utviklingen av et kunstnerisk virke og i etableringen av arenaer for scenekunst.

Her finner du lenke til program og påmelding: Påmelding innen 4. juni, 2015.

Tid: 8. juni, 2015, kl. 13.00-16.00
Sted: Litteraturhuset, Nedjma



PAB Seminar: Ephemeral Arts, Documentation and Copyright



Visningsrommet USF
Friday 24. april
Time: 10:00 – 18:30
Free entrance

Norwegian and French organizations Performance Art Bergen (PAB) and Dimanche Rouge in partnership with VISP invite you to a seminar dedicated to documentation and copyrights of ephemeral arts. BEK supports tha seminar with equipment.

10.00: presentation and open discussion with seminar participants
12.00: Lecture by arts lawyer Henry Lydiate
14.00-16.00: Working groups with seminar participants
16.00-18.30: Public discussion

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Samklangfunnet: Music and Technology


Wednesday March 18 20:00
Det Akademiske Kvarter
Olav Kyrresgate 49, 5015 Bergen, Hordaland

Samklangfunnet explores the fusion between technology and music.

The technological evolution of the twentieth century has had an enormous impact on what it means to be a performing musician. Musicians from The Grieg Academy, The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and The BIT20 Ensemble will explore some of the possibilities modern technology has provided musicians of our time.

Acoustic instruments have roots that extend back into prehistoric times, and are mentioned in ancient sources, such as Egyptian inscriptions and the Bible. The oldest known human instrument is a bear bone flute made 45 000 – 50 000 years ago. Since then, technology has come a long way. The twentieth century advancements have given performing musicians new opportunities to create their own sound.

Gather all your friends at Kvarteret and open your ears to an exceptional technological evening!

BIT20 Ensemble’s Gisle Martens Meyer will give us an insight into his work with the commission piece Bow Corpse, which will be performed by the BIT20 Ensemble at Nattjazz in June. For this piece Gisle is developing a new software, inspired by both social media and big data.

The BIT20 Ensemble is known for its exploration of contemporary music. Throughout its lifetime it has ordered and premiered over 100 works by both Norwegian and international composers.

Gisle Martens Meyer’s formal education is in computer science, but in 2002 he had a breakthrough with his electronica project Ugress.

The event will take place at Teglverket, Det Akademiske Kvarter.

CC: 50,- for membership of Studentersamfunnet. Free entrance for members.



freethought invites.... Infrastructures of Resistance : Detroit and the underground desire for utopia



A Bergen Assembly event with freethought hosted at Hordaland Kunstsenter.

Thursday 19 March 2015
19:30 Doors open
20:00 Dinner
21:00 A talk by Louis Moreno of freethought

If the notion of Infrastructure is synonymous with the economic, cultural and political integration of a society, its failure has become symptomatic of a kind of pathological decay. So widespread is this infrastructural mentality that cities are today graded against the overall quality of their ‘human resource complex’. Here the city of Detroit exists not so much as a city, but a disaster scenario. Detroit has become a collage of images reflecting an ongoing crisis requiring ‘emergency measures’ to correct some deep deficiency.

In this talk, freethought member Louis Moreno will consider how the political mentality of infrastructure emerged in response to both the destruction of an economic base and the ‘curation’ of the urban cultures of post-fordism. Against this, using clips from documentaries, excerpts from vinyl 12” records and other evidence, Moreno will show how Detroit opens up a different way of envisioning ‘infrastructure’.

Contained in the cartography of Bill Bunge, the documentaries of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, and the vinyl records of Underground Resistance, we uncover a different kind of cultural infrastructure: an ‘infrastructure of feeling’ able to
articulate and sustain a peculiarly infectious desire for social and spatial liberation.

A simple dinner will be provided and drinks will be available to buy from the Bob’s Your Uncle Sports Bar.
All welcome!

freethought invites….is a series of open and free public events organised by freethought in the lead up to the Bergen Assembly to pursue their research into ‘Infrastructure’. These events are open to all, and will include dinner, drinks and a guest lecture.

Alongside these open and public events, members of freethought will lead a focused day seminar programme around key themes and terms relating to infrastructure with the intention of developing a collective body of research and insights. These seminars are available to anyone who can commit to following the programme in its entirety up until September 2016. For the seminars, specific texts will be circulated in digital form to allow participants to take part in the discussions. If you would like to join, please email

Bob’s Your Uncle Sports Bar is a temporary artist’s bar that exists as part of Carl Johan Högberg’s exhibition Shuttlecock, feat. Bob’s Your Uncle Sports Bar, at Hordaland Kunstsenter until 22 March 2015. Bob’s Your Uncle Sports Bar is envisaged as a replica of the original Bob’s Your Uncle bar at the Amsterdam Kunstverein, designed by Robet Wilhite. Both Bob’s Your Uncle bars host events that foreground the intersection of artistic and social activity.

About freethought
Artistic Directors of Bergen Assembly 2016. freethought is a collective of six persons (Stefano Harney, Adrian Heathfield, Massimiliano (Mao) Mollona, Louis Moreno, Irit Rogoff and Nora Sternfeld) and came together in 2011 as a platform for research, pedagogy, and production.

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With thanks to Hordaland Kunstsenter for kindly hosting this event.

Image credit: Flyer for Underground Resistance – Detroit circa 1990s.